ALX in the News: Week of August 12th

In the News

Highlighting news featuring businesses in Alexandria and events around the City each week- whether you are starting a business in Alexandria, or are already part of our community, stay on top of local economic development interest items here!

Each month, check out “Growing in Alexandria,” an AEDP blog series that focuses on businesses around the City.

August found us meeting with Jula Jane, President & CEO of Coggins International, to learn more about their automation and technology-focused company. Check it out today on the blog!



  • Alexandria shopping centers are part of $485 million deal – Virginia Business
  • Design firm behind Amazon HQ2 among many that look to score Virginia Tech Innovation Campus – Washington Business Journal
  • The Alexandria Neighborhood Guide – Bisnow
  • In The Works: Top 3 Developments Coming To Alexandria – Bisnow
  • New Kids On The Block: Alexandria – Bisnow
  • Developer Q&A: Stonebridge Principal Doug Firstenberg – Bisnow
  • More Amazon-aimed housing moves forward in Alexandria – WTOP
  • Old Town property owner floats apartment hotel for King Street – Washington Business Journal
  • Want to live like a captain? Old Town home that dates to 1770 hits the market. – Washington Business Journal
  • Lee & Associates D.C./Nova Office Principals Complete Three Transactions Totaling $38M In 10 Days – City Biz List DC



  • Alexandria, VA joins growing list of dementia-friendly cities – Smart Cities Dive
  • Metro Reasons: VRE plans to revamp the Alexandria station without a new pedestrian tunnel – Greater Greater Washington
  • City Seeks Input on New Transportation Strategic Plan – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • Lower King pedestrian zone proposed – Alexandria Times [Page 1]
  • Alexandria mayor says city wants no part of a federal shelter for detained immigrant youth – Washington Business Journal
  • How Metro’s partial shutdown affects Alexandria businesses, foot traffic – WTOP
  • New ride share service in Alexandria sees consistent growth, during Metro shutdown  WJLA